Everything Wiki talk:FAQ
how do you start a research project?
--Tober 21:10, 12 October 2007 (UTC) Hi
I'm new to wikiversity, and would love some help. I would like to open a research project on how to convert food and organic waste into decent ethanol cheaply, and on a basis that would be viable on a local or community basis. But I don't know how to do this, as I am a paper-pusher by profession and know less about science than the wiki world.
Also, I would love to see a project into El Nino/La Nina started, as we had the wettest winter and summer on record in Ireland, as was predicted based on El Nino 2006.
Wiki is the way of the future....
- Feel free to start new pages for new projects. If you start a page for a research project, think about listing it at the Research Portal and other relevant portals. In the case of the ethanol project, you might want to make links to your new page from some other pages such as Renewable energy systems and Sustainability. Once you have a start on your new page, think about linking to it from other webpages such as related Wikipedia pages (by using w:Template:Wikiversity). --JWSchmidt 23:06, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
- Sorry for the redundancy. JWSchmidt covered some but not all of what I was adding. A way to get started on ethanol is to setup a learning project or portal. Add some interesting/enticing information. Then link to your portal from various related pages such as schools and topics. Be sure to add a link at the learning projects index.  You might have to create some of the topic pages (as stubs if you know little about the topic) such as pyrolysis, etc. Sorry, pyrolysis is biodiesal from waste. Then making periodic entries or changes might attact some interest from people scanning the recent changes page. As an example of how the interlinking might work you might consider starting a stub at Lunar Boom Town for ethanol for drinking alcohol, energy storage, industrial solvent, or motor feul. Include links to other lunar businesses you will depend upon for raw materials (farms, glass molder, etc), link to your new research project and hope the stub attracts some attention from other interested parties. A key to attracting attention in the Wikimedia software environment is making regular additions or changes to your project so that it comes up periodically in the recent changes page. Another key is to leave some encouraging messages on the talk page of anyone who makes some changes or contributions (contributing users available from history tab on the page in question). Good luck! Mirwin 23:15, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
re: Will I earn a diploma at Wikiversity?
Well Why Not earn a diploma at Wikiversity? Call it " WikiCredentials" This would change the world for good. Gaon Yincang Abhinava 03:25, 23 July 2011 (UTC) 7/22/2011 10:19pm